Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 12, 1953, Winona, Minnesota
Near Freezing rcnight; Wednesday Fair and Cold River Stage 24-Hour (Flood Srage 13) Today 7.39 .02 Year Ago 9.18 .27 VOLUME 53, NO. 72 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 12, 1953 TWENTY-TWO PAGES Ike Names Joint Chiefs Head WASHINGTON (Jl President Eisenhower today nominated Adm. Arthur W. Radford to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, suc- ceeding Gen. Omar N. Bradley. He also nominated Gen. Matthew B. Eidgway to succeed Gen. J. Lawton Collins as Army Chief of Staff. The White House announced that Eisenhower later will nominate Adm. Robert B. Carney to succeed Adm. William M. Fechteler as chief of Naval Operations. It said the President has proposed to the North Atlantic Council that Lt. Gen. Alfred M. Gruenther succeed Ridgway as Supreme Commander of North At- lantic Forces in Europe, and that the Council has approved. Gruen- ther has been Chief of Staff to Hidgway. The President's action t o d ay completed plans for reorganization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Last week he nominated Gen. Nathan Twining to succeed Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg as Air Force Chief of Staff. Bradley and Collins will serve out their terms which expire in August. Fechteler's term has two years to run but today's announce- Nan at BRF Adm. A. W. Radford ment would indicate he will not finish out the term. There was no immediate word, lowever, as to when Carney would :ake over the top Naval post from Techteler. Defense Cuts Trim Truman Manpower, Air Force Goals By C. YATES McDANIEL WASHINGTON defense contribution toward a balanced national budget will trim from military manpower goals in 13 months, lower Air Force sights from 143 to 120 wings and reduce monthly draft calls to about Secretary of Defense Wilson has pinned these proposed reductions directly to an Eisenhower admin- istration effort to close the gap between federal income and penditures within two or three years. The Pentagon boss set forth these and other military economy goals yesterday in supporting his defense budget request for for the year starting July than five billion dollars under that proposed by former President Truman. His testimony, given in secret, was later made Benson Promises Continued Farm Price Supports NEW YORK Secretary of Agriculture Benson promises con- tinued farm price supports and pledges that the Eisenhower ad- ministration will not permit an agricultural depression. The farm price support program, he adds, should include incentives to switch crops to meet changing demands. Benson told a dinner audience of the National Conference of Chris- tians and Jews Monday night that "the principles of economic free- dom" in the field of agriculture should be allowed as much free play as possible. Benson made this promise: "Dwight Eisenhower did not be- come President and I did not be- coffis Secretary of Agriculture to permit an agricultural depression. I pledge to the farm people of this country that I will do all in my power to develop and maintain a sound economy for agriculture." Benson's remarks dealt largely public at the Pentagon. Wilson said, moreover, that the military forces provided in his re- duced budget would be subject to whatever change might be indicat- ed in a full review of the "entire defense picture" in the next few months. Fighting Gear The defense chief told a House appropriations subcommittee he hopes to keep actual military spending to in the next fiscal year, while increasing the acquisition of fighting gear. Truman had recommended spend- ing 45V4 billions. This would entail using some of the 63 billions carried over from past years' appropriations. Wilson stressed an intention to see that the military services carry out his manpower reduction orders Fire Victim Found Nea.r Vehicle Driven By Milton C. Ives BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. Winona driver of a jeep which caught fire and fatal- ly burned a retired Black River Falls railroad worker was charged here in justice court this morning with starting a fire. Milton C. Ives, 502 E. Belleview St., Winona, paid a fine and costs totaling after pleading guilty before Justice Ike Hollanbeck. Present in court was Herman M. Allen of the Allen Tree Service, Winona, for which Ives is em- ployed. Dead as a result of a fire in the tree service vehicle is Ole Kleven, 74, who was burned about p.m. Monday and died at a.m. today at the Black River Falls hospital. Jackson County Sheriff and BR: Police Chief Al Young said tha Ives was driving on a side road off Highway 54 which dead-ends a the Hideaway Inn. Kleven was a passenger. The authorities said that tin jeep ran into a ditch and somehow caught afire. Ives ran to the Air port Tavern to summon help. Meanwhile, the fife was observec from the-Hideaway Inn, and fire men were called. Kleven was founc lying beside the vehicle and an ambulance was called to take him to the hospital, The sheriff said that Ives re ported at his office at 10 p.m. The burning car set the woods afire. Fire fighting equipmen' from BRF and the Wisconsin Con servation Department fought the fire until p.m. About 150 fire- men and volunteers were involved Signing the complaint agains: Ives was Leigh Hilliker, Conserva tion Department fire warden. Kleven was born in Norway July 15, 1878, and is survived by his wife and seven children. 64 Dead as Tornadoes Lash Two Texas Cities Jettisoned Bombs May Have Sunk TOKYO S. Air Force headquarters said four American Thunderjet fighter bombers jet- tisoned their bombs at almost the exact place and time an unidenti- fied ship reportedly exploded and sank today. The Air Force said the Thunder- jets dumped their bombs in the sea approximately 38 miles south- east of Misawa Air Force Base between and a. m. A Japanese farmer said at ap- proximately a. m. he saw an unidentified ship of about tons blow up one mile off the vil- lage of Samuraihama, 36 miles south of Misawa. Far East Air Forces headquar- ters said the area was a restricted bombing range set up by agree- ment with the Japanese govern- Waco Hard Hit, Death Toll May Touch 150 Mark By WILBUR MARTIN and ROBERT H. JOHNSON WACO, Tex. U. S. Weather Bureau warned today of the possibility of more Texas tornadoes in the wake of three man- killing twisters Monday which left at least possibly as many as The dread tornadoes, striking with rare fury 200 miles and two hours apart, killed at least 53 persons in this central Texas city of Eight were lulled at San This Is A View of the downtown section of Monday. Waco, Tex., showing demolished buildings follow- Herald) ing the passage of a tornado that struck the city (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- 3, Orphaned By Tornado, Cries For Her Mother 10 Dead, 5 Missing In Ore Ship Sinking GRAND MARAIS, Minn. still turbulent Lake Superior today M. barred detailed search of the area off Isle Royale, Mich., where the tmy, ore.laden freighter, Henry Steinbrenner, foundered in a heavy black-haired youngster sat up in I storra Monday with 31 aboard.' her hospital bed here today, her child's voice crying, Quiero a mi But her mother couldn't come ;o her. Mary Louise Martinez, 3, and her brother', Jose, 7, and a sister, Oralia, 11, were orphaned Sunday when a tornado ripped their lome from its foundation and killed ler parents, three brothers and a sister. Mary Louise escaped the sud- den'vicious winds with only back cuts and bruises on her face and lead. Jose still is in critical eondi- ion at Naeve Hospital with head njuries. Since neither of the Martinez ihildren speak English, nurses and j Coast Guard Cutter Woodrush, at the scene overnight, reported waves were so high small boats could not be launched to facilitate the search for survivors or bodies. Two rescue ships, the Joseph F. Thompson, and the Wilfred Sykes brought seven survivors ashore at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., and Su- perior, Wis. The Thompson carried five survivors, including Capt. Al- bert Stiglin of Vermilion, 0., Art Maloy, James Lamperiz, Frank Jazapacadus, and Joe Radzevicz. All were taken to the War Memor- ial hospital for physical examina- tions. Radzevicz was reported to have suffered a broken arm and leg. The others were reported unia- Rescued Men The rescued men were not allow- Soctors at the hospital have to ed to talk to reporters pending ommunicate with them through without weakening any combat ment- said maritime craft enter force or reducing the number of I area at their own existing fighting units. Ann Carrizales, 20, a nurse's aide, vho speaks Spanish. The Martinez family arrived in Minnesota within the last three weeks from Waco, Tex. Employed t an asparagus farm near Hollan- ale, Minn., it was their first year s migratory workers in this area. Red Cross officials are busy try- ing to locate relatives of the family The Air Force has been unable! who can take the children when Wilson told the congressmen that I l? reports that a Japanese they ve recovered from their in- with the Eisenhower administra- get along v.-ith fewer people in tion's agricultural policy statement issued in February. all of the military services could fism'ng boat or other craft was Junes. m theareaat there remains examinations. Allies Prepare Own Version of Korean Truce Clure, Duluth Attorney, TC Board Head ST. PAUL UP! Arthur M. Clure, Duluth attorney, today was re-elect- ed president of the State Teachers College Board for a two-year term. Howard Williams, Mankato insur- ance man, was elected vice presi- dent. He succeeds Helen M. Con- way, principal of the Chelsea Heights School, St. Paul, who asked Liliie Angelo far to the west, and three reported dead in East Texas. Hundreds of weary rescue work- ers dug with bare hands and bull- dozers into two piles of rubble which had been part of Waco's downtown business section. Bodies of five teen-agers were recovered during the night from the wreckage of a pool hall. Fif- teen other youths were missing in the building. Police Sgt. John Wohlwend said "I don't believe another person is in the wreckage of the five-story R. T. Dennis Building and those adjacent. Exactly how many were buried beneath two grotesque mounds of rubble was not known. More than 50 persons are missing. Elderly Woman They succeeded in freeing Mrs. to be relieved of the vice presi- dency. Bitter complaint was voiced by board members and college presi- dents over the cuts by the Legisla- ture in the colleges' budget re- quests. "We'll be seriously handi- capped in maintenance at the Winona Teachers said S. J. Kryzsko, president of the Winona National and Savings Bank, who is a board member. Kryzsko pointed out that a new physical education building will be opened in September and that the Legislature allowed only a part time engineer and another part PANMUNJOM Gen. Mark I time worker despite a request for Clark said today the Allies will make a counterproposal shortly to the eight-point Communist prisoner exchange plan branded as "un- workable" by U. N. truce nego- tiators. "We will submit a counterpro- posal shortly which we are sure will observe the principle" of non- The Thompson also carried the repatriation of prisoner Red Cross Makes Survey of Tornado in State housekeeping overhead and non- tne bombs were the Air the problem of telling them their th ___. 5-i. i csiH "An S41R famnVHhi'anl doorl i lne llil OI ST. PAUL combat categories. Air Cuts He said he expects the Air Force to drop from the Truman budgeted total of by Jun 30, 1954, to and to 915.00C 12 months thereafter. If the Korean War ends in the meantime, Wilson said, he wil trim the Army's uniformed rolls by or by if fighting continues at the preset stalemated rate. He said this woulc R. Myers, not mean deactivating any of the state Red Cross relations officer, I Army's 20 combat-ready divisions, today reported results of a survey J of deaths, injuries and property damage in the three Minnesota counties hardest hit by Sunday's tornado. The report, compiled by Harris Romerine, Minneapolis, Red Cross field representative showed: Freeborn County six dead, two hospitalized, 6 families affected, three homes destroyed, 10 .other buildings destroyed and three build- ings damaged. Olmsted County One dead, eight hospitalized, eight families affected, five homes destroyed, six other buildings destroyed and 10 buildings damaged. Fillmore County One killed, three hospitalized, 19 families af- fected, five homes destroyed, 28 other buildings destroyed and eight buildings damaged. Killed in Freeborn County were Mr. and Mrs. Aristeo Martinez, migrant farm workers from Waco, was hit by a tornado four of their child- ren. Bodies of the victims are to be sent to relatives in Waco. The other three Martinez child- ren are to be cared for by rela- tives in the Albert Lea area. They are Oralia, 11, who was not at home when the tornado wrecked the Martinez home, and Mary Louise, 3, and Joe, hospitalized. 7, who still are 18 regimental combat teams or 117 anti-aircraft battalions. The defense budget would main tain the Navy's seagoing combal strength while reducing pro grammed manpower by to The Marine Corps would operate its present three divisions and three ah- wings with fewer officers and men than the provided in the discarded Truman budget. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and able cloudiness and colder tonight. Lowest in city 36, near freezing in rural areas. Wednesday generally fair and continued cool, highest 48. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 75; minimum, 40; noon, 49; precipitation, trace; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at North Central Airlines Weather High temperature last 24 hours was 72 at p. m. Monday, low 41 at a. m. today. At noon there was an overcast at feet, visibility was 15 miles, temperature 48, wind from the west at 12 miles hour, humidity 63 per cent and the barometer was at 29.88, steady. I Force said. "An SA16 (amphibian) rescue aircraft from a U, S. Air Force rescue unit in Northern Japan searched the area during the day but found no confirming evidence of the reported bomb- parents are dead. Said a nurse: "Mary Louise cried all day for her mother. Someone will have to tell her soon.' body of 1st Mate Andrew Craft, of Alpena, Mich. The Sykes landed the first two survivors at Superior, Wis. Monday night. The men, identified as Bernard Oberoski, 24, of East Plymouth, Pa., and Kenneth L. Kumm, 19, a deckhand from Tona- wanda, N. Y., were rushed to a Duluth, Minn, hospital., still suffer- ing from shock and exposure. News- men were not allowed to interview them. The Coast Guard, still checking crewmen, said there were 16 known survivors, 10 bodies recovered and five men still un- Clark told newsmen. The U. N. commander arrived in Seoul today from Japan and talked for an hour with South Korean President Syngman Rhee. There was no report of what went on, but Rhee has threatened re- cently to ignore any armistice which fails to unite Korea. Rhee's office said it was an "exclusive meeting only betwen the President and Gen. Clark." Clark said he also planned to confer with Lt. Gen. William K. Harrison Jr., chief Allied truce delegate. A spokesman at the Allied truce camp at Munsan said Harrison had A Sad And Bewildered Oralia Martinez, 11, sits amid wreckage of the house in which her parents, three brothers and a sister died in a tornado Sunday. Oralia escaped because she was visit- ing an aunt who also lived in workers' quarters on a truck farm near Hollandale, Minn. The Martinezes were from Waco, Tex. (Associated Press Photo) accounted for. The death list was not seen the new U. N. proposal, being held up pending the arrival He said Harrison and his staff of a third rescue vessel, the Clem-1 were prepared for a possible meet- son, at Sault Ste. Marie later to-ling with Clark this afternoon. day. The Sykes also brought in the body of Frank Tomczak, an oiler from Buffalo, N. Y., recovered from the same lifeboat occupied by Kumm and Oberoski. Capt. George Fisher of the Sykes and crewmen saw waves of 12 to 20 feet high when they reached the scene, about three hours after the heavily-laden Steinbrenner disap- peared into 600 feet of water. Awash With Water Fisher said the lifeboat the two men were in was awash with water of 35 degree temperature. He doubted men in lifejackets could have survived very long in such icy water. From Cleveland came word that disaster marked the Steinbrenner's launching as well as her finale. The 427-foot vessel had to be put into the water prematurely in 1902 when a fire swept the shipyard at Port Huron, Mich., where it was built. Eight years later, the Steinbren- ner sank after a collision with another ship in the St. Mary's river near the Sop Locks. But it was refloated, repaired and return- ed to service in 1910. Alexandria Hospital Bond Issue Approved ALEXANDRIA, Minn. bond ssue to finance construction of a cppty hospital was approved by )ouglas County voters Monday by he narrow margin of 58 votes. The proposal approved calls for construction of the hospital in Alexandria at a cost not to exceed one million dollars. At Tuesday's 52-minute truce session, Harrison accused the Reds of dodging crucial questions on the ultimate disposition of prisoners who repeatedly refuse to go home after an armistice in Korea. The Communists countered that the Allied questions assume de- tails could not be solved later, step by step, and that an armistice in four additional custodial employes., He said the Winona College has 19 custodial workers as against 28 each at Bemidji and Moorhead col- leges with smaller sized plants. Dr. C. R. Sattgast, president of Bemidji Teachers College, was joined by T. D. Duggan, resident di- rector, and John Glas, business manager, in a statement that there must be "cutbacks" in services. Dean M. Schweickhard, state commissioner of education, report- ed that there is a balance of in the trust fund created for stu- dents at the Winona Teachers Col- lege. It was set up in January, 1951, by the will of Eda Delphine Flagg. 'Elements in U.S. Don't Want Aftlee Maintains LONDON UR Clement Attlee, Opposition leader in the House of Commons, charged today "there are elements in the United States that do not want a settlement" in Korea. These elements, 'Attlee said, wani an all out war with (Communist) China and against Communism in general." He also observed: "One often wonders who is the Korea "cannot be realized at all." more powerful, President Eisen- The delegations return to the i hower Senator McCarthy." conference hut Wednesday at 11 Clark said the Communist plan had been studied "very carefully." He declined to say when the Allied counterproposal would, be laid before the Communists, saying he only used the word "shortly" ad- visedly. Although light planes stood by to fly the U. N. commander to the truce camp, Clark stepped into a staff car and presumably was taken to Eighth Army' headquar- ters. Tornado Edition A limited number of copies of Monday's Republican-Herald containing pictures and ac- counts of Sunday's tornado are available at The Republican- Herald office. If you cannot come to the of- fice, forward names and ad- dresses with a dime for each paper and The Republican-Her- ald will mail the edition for you anywhere. LE you cannot come to the of- fice, forward names and ad- dresses with a dime for each paper and The Republican-Her- ald will mail the edition for you anywhere. The former Prime Minister, lead er in the Labor party, spoke in" a Commons debate keynoted b y Prime Minister Churchill's appeal Monday for a conference of world leaders aimed at peace. Che Churchill appeal was supported day, in effect, by Pope Pius XII, who called for frank discussions among world leaders as "the first and indispensable condition of peace." Attlee called for the seating of Communist China no the United Nations Security ac- tion the United States has firmly resisted. Nationalist China holds the seat now, with the veto power. Prime Minister Churchill inter- vened to say: "Not while actual fighting (in Korea) is going on." Attlee replied: the armistice." "No, soon after Ohio State Students Raid Movie Theater COLUMBUS, 0. UP) Rioting Ohio State University students raided a movie theater, decom- missioned several trolley coaches and flooded streets by opening fire hydrants in a display of campus spring fever last night and early today. erly woman who for almost 14 hours had been trapped behind a divan a fortunate safety pocket. Forrest Moore, member'of Bay- lor University's staff who relayed rescue instructions over a loud- speaker during the all-night rescue work, said "there are a reported 30 to 50 trapped in the basement of the Dennis Building." Ironically, if there were people trapped in the basement they could have escaped the tornado drowned. Moore said a steel beam had punctured a six-inch water pipe and water cascaded into the basement for seven hours. Belatedly; reports came of a third tornado Monday which raced into Sutton County near Sonora, Tex.-, and damaged utility poles and cattle-feeding pens. The Texas tornadoes followed weekend mid- continent storms whicu killed 15. Funds Allotted In Washington, Red Cross Na- tional Headquarters allotted 000 today to meet emergency needs of the Waco and San Angelo tor- nado victims. The Red Cross estimated the Waco death toll at 67 and San Angelo's at seven but said indica- tions were the search of Waco ruins would disclose more dead here. Two square miles were demol- ished or damaged in Waco and property damage here and at San Angelo ran into the millions. Stores, houses, shops, every kind of structure, were razed in Waco. The five-story R. T. Dennis Build- ing was smashed almost to ground level and threw a death-dealing shower of brick and rubble into :he street to crumble automobiles like match boxes and kill their occupants. Scores of persons were trapped in the Joy Theater but the num- >er killed was unknown. An un- determined number were rescued quickly but early today huge cranes, bulldozers and men with their bare hands dug doggedly at the wreckage. Two hours before the tornado lashed Waco, a similar storm bit San Angelo, West Texas sheep- raising center. At least eight were killed and more than 70 injured as the winds flattened homes over a mile-square area and demolished all structures at the San Angelo Fairground. Scores of school children were reported among the injured in San Angelo, where nearly every win- dow in the Lakeview School was blown out. Teachers at the school were praised for ordering the chil- dren into hallways when they saw the storm approaching. More ser- ious injuries and possible deaths were prevented, school officials said. Under Martial Law All of downtown Waco was under martial law. Airmen from Connally Air Force Base, Boy Scouts, police and firemen patrolled in pitch dark streets among rubble several feet deep. Crushed automobiles under .he fallen masonry were difficult :o identify. Some of the dead were in the vehicles, caught in the 5 p. m. rush period. Every building in an area rough- y 20 blocks square was either destroyed or d a m a g ed. Many splintered homes were in the wreckage. Steel sides of the big Brazos River bridge were sliced as if with gigantic, can openers. All of the span's wooden portion was ripped away and what traffic there was crawled slowly over a single track across the naked steel.